Connect with us

Events

Mi Casa bring their soulful sound back to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake stage

Published

on

What better way to ease into Spring than to head outdoors and enjoy local musos pouring out their beats, as you lounge on the lawn and sip a glass of wine in the beautiful Durban Botanical Gardens.

Back by popular demand, Mi Casa returns to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake stage following a successful international tour. The award-winning band will be performing alongside KwaZulu-Natal duo, Easy Freak on Sunday, 11 September 2016.

Mi Casa is made up of three talented South Africans, Dr Duda (DJ and producer), J-Something (vocals and guitar) and Mo-T (trumpeter), who combine their explosive talent to create a unique and original sound. Their songs give life to a soulful blend of vocals, guitar, keys and trumpet. Audiences can look forward to hearing old favourites such as ‘These Streets’ and ‘Heavenly Sent’ as well as new tracks like Chocolat.

Easy Freak is a new electronic Durban based band, consisting of Dominic Hurd and Jude Kenrick. Their sound is an infectious and eclectic mix of pop, electro, funk, soul that is sure to get you moving..

The duo have shared the stage with the likes of Wolfpack, Sketchy Bongo, Veranda Panda, Gangs of Ballet, Majozi and MaShew Mole.

Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma points out, “We are looking forward to Micasa bringing their trademark energy and passion to the Durban Botanical Gardens. We are inspired by people who do great things and Mi Casa is known as one of the country’s most professional and electrifying live performers and together with Easy Freak, we can be assured of an afternoon full of entertainment”

Concert-goers are encouraged to come early, bring a picnic basket and spend a leisurely day in the sunshine. There is a supervised KidZone with a host of activities as well as food and refreshments on sale.

Tickets are available for R145 online or at the gate for R170 on the day. Kids between 8 and 12 pay R60, kids under eight are free. All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.

Gates open at 13h00 and the show starts at 14h00.

Follow @OM_Concerts on Twitter for all the action on the day, and ‘like’ the Old Mutual Music at the Lake page on Facebook for all the updates.

For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series, go to www.dogreatthings.co.za.

WIN WIN WIN!!!

We have x10 double tickets t ogive away. To enter, drop us a comment below with your favourite Mi Casa song.

Winners will be contacted on Friday 9 September.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Zama Khumalo

    5 September 2016 at 8:40 am

    Hi, my name is Zama Khumalo and my favorite song by Micasa is “Heavenly Sent”.

  2. Sadeshni Naidu

    5 September 2016 at 8:54 am

    Heavenly sent is the best best best

  3. Tracey Naidu

    5 September 2016 at 8:58 am

    Black eye ♡♡♡♡♡♡ love it

  4. Cathy Badenhorst

    5 September 2016 at 8:58 am

    awesome band! love their song “My Sugar”

  5. miffie

    5 September 2016 at 9:00 am

    Heart beat #it’s boss

  6. Aarvarn◢◤

    5 September 2016 at 10:23 am

    These Streets!!

  7. Tarryn du Plessis

    5 September 2016 at 12:23 pm

    For sure “don’t want to be your friend”!!!

  8. Keith Paul

    5 September 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Heavenly Sent is my favourite.

  9. Chevonne Hattingh Poole

    5 September 2016 at 2:25 pm

    IM LOVING Mi Casa – My Sugar Featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo

  10. Aneesa Vally

    5 September 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Dancing to Ah Jika my baby, Jika ♡♡♡ Has got to be the get up & shake your booty song 😉

  11. Daniela Cardoso

    5 September 2016 at 10:26 pm

    too many to choose from, but “Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” is amazeballs! Would love to go see our proudly local boys perform

  12. Chalene Cardoso

    5 September 2016 at 11:53 pm

    OH YES PLEASE!! Would love to treat my partner as he has been so amazing during this stressful house move so it would be good to relax and unwind with the awesome sounds of Mi Casa. Favourite song has to be “Jika”.

  13. Trish Khan

    6 September 2016 at 7:45 am

    Lurve their music 🙂 It’s our anniversary on the 11/9 and this would be the perfect treat to spoil my husband …. My “Heavenly Sent” lol 🙂

  14. Tina Naidu

    6 September 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Jika my baby is my fav

  15. Pretty Khum's

    8 September 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Heavenly sent….. Its my favourite… Plz can i get the ticket plz????????

  16. Sadesh naidu

    9 September 2016 at 11:21 am

    I love Micasa please can I have tickets I beg beg beg beg you. JIKA MY BABY

  17. Sadesh naidu

    9 September 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I love love love love micasa Jika

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Events

Durban Mother’s Day Concert: Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

Published

on

Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

 

Tickets on sale from Webtickets.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

As Mother’s Day approaches, families in Durban have the perfect opportunity to celebrate in style at the highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this special concert on Sunday, May 12 promises an unforgettable experience for all.

 

Here are the top five reasons why you should spend Mother’s Day at Music at the Lake:

 

Legendary Live Performance:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the legendary Mango Groove as they take the stage with their unique blend of pop, rock, and traditional South African music. Their infectious energy and timeless hits will create a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day.

 

Comedic Entertainment:

Alongside Mango Groove, comedian Aaron McIlroy will keep the laughter flowing with his comedic talents. From hilarious anecdotes to clever observations, Aaron’s performance guarantees a side-splitting experience for all ages.

 

Spectacular Venue:

Nestled around the picturesque Lake area of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this event offers more than just music. Attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Africa’s oldest botanic gardens, surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters.

 

Community Spirit:

Sponsored by Old Mutual, the Music at the Lake series is a testament to the power of community and cultural heritage. Through their support, Old Mutual aims to create lasting memories and bring people together through the universal language of music.

 

Picnic-Style Experience:

Bring your own food and drinks and relax on the shaded lawns of the gardens as you enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon. With Cooler boxes charged at only R50 at the gate, attendees can indulge in a feast for the senses while soaking in the vibrant sounds of the live performance.

 

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a special event, celebrating love, connection, and kindness on Mother’s Day,” said Claire Johnston from Mango Groove. “Join us at the Durban Botanic Gardens for an unforgettable afternoon of music, laughter, and cherished moments.”

 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones in a setting that blends nature, music, and laughter. Secure your tickets now from Webtickets and make memories that will last a lifetime.

 

EVENT INFO:

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens

Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE: Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate. Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

Ticket link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: ww.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: www.instagram.com/musicatthelake

Continue Reading

Events

Durban Mother’s Day Concert: The Old Mutual Music at the Lake

Published

on

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series returns for a special Mother’s Day concert on 12 May at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE:
~ Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate.
~ Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

 

Ticket Prices

Phase 1:

Adults (Over 12) R195
Kids (U12) R100
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 2:

Adults (Over 12) R225
Kids (U12) R110
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 3:

Adults (Over 12) R250
Kids (U12) R120
Kids (U4) R10

 

Ticket Link:
https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

The highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is back with a special concert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. The event will take place at the stunning Durban Botanic Gardens, nestled around the picturesque Lake area.

Music enthusiasts and families alike can look forward to an unforgettable live performance by the legendary Mango Groove, known for their unique sound that blends pop, rock, and traditional South African music. In addition, comedian Aaron McIlroy will entertain the audience with his comedic talents, making this concert an unmissable experience for all ages.

Claire Johnston from Mango Groove is excited to return to Durban Botanic Gardens for the concert, saying “We’re so thrilled to be coming back to this glorious venue for the first time in several years. Mothers’ Day is the perfect opportunity as we get to celebrate love, connection and kindness”.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is the longest-running live music series in KwaZulu-Natal, offering a relaxing and entertaining Sunday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor setting. The event is staged at the Durban Botanic Gardens Lake area, the oldest botanic gardens in Africa, providing a serene backdrop with its lush gardens and abundant wildlife.

“Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the Music at the Lake series underscores our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing community spirit and celebrating cultural heritage. We believe in the power of music to bring people together and create lasting memories, especially on occasions as special as Mother’s Day. Our support for this series shows our dedication to the arts and the communities we serve. We are proud to create platforms where talent, laughter, and family joy can flourish in the heart of Durban’s historic Botanic Gardens,” said Thobile Tshabalala, Head of Brand at Old Mutual.

Attendees are invited to bring their own food and drinks (cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate), blankets, and camping chairs to enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon on the shaded lawns of the gardens. Concert-goers can soak in the vibrant sounds of the live performance while observing an array of birdlife, including pelicans and spoonbills flying overhead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones at the Durban Botanic Gardens and experience an afternoon of exceptional music and comedy. Don’t miss out on this unique event that blends nature, music, and laughter! Get your tickets now from Webtickets.

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: www.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: hwww.instagram.com/musicatthelake/

Continue Reading

Events

Durbanite Spotlight: The Kickstands

Published

on

In our latest Durbanite encounter, we step into the world of The Kickstands, a band that’s as vibrant and energetic as the city we all love. Welcome to another feature on Durbanart, where today we’re hanging out with Gary Nixon from The Kickstands. As they get ready for Splashy Fen and continue to make music that resonates with so many, we’re excited to chat with Gary about a few things: their tunes, what they love about Durban, and some fun, little-known facts.

Let’s jump into our chat with Gary and discover some new angles on both the band and our beloved Durban.

 

1. What draws you to Durban?

An active, outdoors lifestyle and the strong sense of community people share here.

2. Where is your favourite place to have breakfast in Durban, and why?

Mayfair, Durban North! Delicious, consistent and holds loads of memories

3. What Durban experience do all visitors need to try?

Promenade run/walk in the morning, swim around the peer and a Springbok game at Kings Park.

 

4. Nothing beats water, but where is a good Café or Bar in Durban?

Surf Riders

 

5. If you had to recommend a Durban spot to stay for the weekend, to an out-of-towner, where would you suggest?

If you’ve got the bucks, Oyster Box is mint! Otherwise come crash on my couch!

 

6. When did you know that music was your thing?

When people started paying me to do what I loved doing anyway

 

7. What’s your go-to shower song?

NOFX – Linoleum

8. You’re playing at Splashy Fen again this year. How many Splashy Fen’s have you been to? How many of those have you performed at?

I’ve been to 12 Splashy Fens, this will be my 11th time performing.

 

9. What’s your favourite thing about Splashy Fen?

The people, it’s what makes it what it is. Revelry.

 

10. Your Top Three Things to take to Splashy Fen?

My guitar, the vibes, and every year I try to convince a friend that’s never been to Splashy to come with me!

Continue Reading
Advertisement

We Are Social

Trending